Chikungunya virus

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

 

Chikungunya is spread to people through the bite of infected mosquitoes, most often Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. This disease is not spread in Connecticut; however, residents can acquire it by traveling to foreign endemic areas. Outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Asia, Europe, areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. In Connecticut, surveillance is conducted to identify travel-related cases. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection. The best way to prevent getting sick from chikungunya virus is to prevent mosquito bites.

 

About Chikungunya

Where Has Chikungunya Virus Been Found?

ArboNET National Data

 

Traveler’s Health

              Prevent Bug Bites

 

Information for Clinicians

 

Clinical Guidance

National Surveillance Case Definition

 

Connecticut Provider Reporting Information

Reportable Disease Confidential Case Report, PD-23 

Connecticut Laboratory Reporting Information

Reportable Laboratory Findings form OL-15C

 

Directory of Clinical Testing Services provided by the State Public Health Laboratory

State Public Health Laboratory Contacts – for additional information

 

Connecticut Chikungunya Surveillance

 

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) added Chikungunya to the list of state-wide reportable diseases in 2015. In Connecticut, surveillance is conducted to identify travel-related cases. An average of 6 cases (range 0 to 16) have been reported to DPH annually.

Cases of locally acquired Chikungunya cases reported to the DPH from January 1 – June 30, 2019.

0 - Zero

Cases of travel-related Chikungunya cases reported to the DPH from January 1 – June 30, 2019.

1 Confirmed

 

Connecticut Annual Infectious Diseases Statistics

 

 

This page last updated 7/01/2019.